McGregor Grateful

Last updated : 25 July 2010 By Ed_ScottishFitba
Allan McGregorRangers' 'keeper Allan McGregor is grateful to Craig Levein for giving him another chance to be considered for Scotland but does not expect to stroll back into the national team. McGregor was banned by the SFA along with then Ibrox team mate Barry Ferguson after the infamous 'Boozegate' affair but new manager Levein wiped the slate clean once he took over from George Burley. With Scotland number one Craig Gordon out for three months after breaking his arm, McGregor appears to be the obvious choice to face Sweden in the friendly next month and the EURO 2012 double-header against Liechtenstein and Lithuania in September.

McGregor said: "It was good that Craig Levein indicated that he wanted me back. He came to Murray Park soon after he took over and spoke to a few of the lads and we all liked what we heard. I obviously know that Craig is injured and that's disappointing for him. First of all I have to be picked but I obviously hope that I can get into the team. That's not a given because Marsh (David Marshall) did really well last season at Cardiff so I can't expect just to walk in. There are some big games coming up and I would like to be part of them but I realise that there is competition for the position."
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